Eyes Over London
Along with the The View From The Shard (Opening February 2013), The London Eye on London's south bank provides one of the very few places from which to view our great city. That's because, though London may have scaled the heights of global kudos in recent times, compared to other great cities, it is extremely low slung.
This absence of height is often proclaimed as part of London's charm, but that doesn't alter the fact that it would be exhilarating to discover the few really stunning vertical viewing points available.
Some of the most obvious high spots of the capital such as Canary Wharf, the Telecom Tower and the NatWest Tower are office blocks that allow views only to those whose business lies within. This makes London even more at odds with the likes of Paris and New York whose high points are often public spaces. London is a more secretive city which makes finding the best viewing spots a little tricky. Tricky, but not impossible.
From man-made sites like the London Hilton on Hyde Park Corner and natural highs such as Primrose Hill to outer London places like Shooters Hill and Hampstead Heath, LondonNet gives the low-down on the high-ups that are the capital's best viewing spots.